In which the Mayor of Valdosta does work. I lent him my Sawzall and he sawed off a deadfall.
Many kinds of boats started out at Langdale Park Boat Ramp.
Most of the trip was easy paddling.
There were several deadfalls.
Including the one Mayor Scott James sawed off. After I had already sawed several of those logs, but I could not reach that one.
Here’s a happy boater family.
Some deadfalls we could saw off and paddle through.
And there were some long straight stretches.
Thanks to Russell Allen McBride for being sweep (making sure all boats were accounted for).
Some of those fallen logs were too big for my saw, so we had to pull the boats over or around them.
We pulled the boats up Sugar Creek
Valdosta City Council Tim Carroll joined us and Mayor Scott James at the Salty Snapper for lunch. That’s the restaurant manager, Garrison, standing up.
Thanks to Bobby McKenzie for organizing this outing.
Everybody had fun, although nobody wanted to paddle up and do it again.
There are many more pictures on the WWALS website:
Plus many pictures on facebook by many people.
You can see this whole stretch in 360-degree view on Earthviews, plus onwards to Troupville Boat Ramp. Bobby McKenzie took those at higher water, so the Withlacoochee River looks much different.
For more WWALS outings, see: https://wwals.net/outings/
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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